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Find & delete downloads

On your Android device, you can usually find your downloads in the Downloads app.

Note: Some of this information may not apply to all devices because Android isn't exactly the same on every device. These instructions are for devices with Android 6.0 and up. See what version of Android you have.

Find & open your downloaded files

  1. Open your list of apps Apps menu.
  2. Open the Downloads app downloads
    • To sort by name, date, or size, tap Sort by Sort .
    • To open an item, tap it.

Delete your downloaded files

  1. Open the Downloads app downloads
  2. Touch & hold an item.
  3. Tap Delete Delete.

Share, print, save to Drive, and more

Here are a few things that you can do in the Downloads app downloads:

  • To share an item:
    1. Touch & hold the item.
    2. Tap Share Share.
  • For other actions, like printing or adding to Google Drive:
    1. Tap an item to open it.
    2. In the top right corner, look for more options.

Music, movies, and other content

When you download content like music, TV shows, or books to use while you're offline, you'll find that content in the app where you downloaded it. For example, here's how to find content downloaded in the Google Play Movies & TV app.

You won't usually find downloaded content like music or movies in the Downloads app.

Transfer files to a computer

When your device is connected to a computer, look in the "Downloads" folder on the computer to see files available in the Downloads app on your device. You can view and copy files from this folder.


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